Curriculum Overview

Man at laptopThe Smith MS in Supply Chain Management is a cohort-based, lock-step program requiring 30 credits for graduation. Students can complete the program in 12 to 16 months.  International students who require student (F-1) visas should plan on completing the program in no more than 16 months. Classes are scheduled throughout the day at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, a short distance from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and northern Virginia – a great place to live, work and make lasting connections in industry.

Core Courses (27 credits)

  • Lean Sigma for the Supply Chain
  • Global Trade Logistics
  • Global Transportation Management
  • Data Models & Decisions
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Chain Resources Planning
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Assessing and Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Operations Management

Selective Courses - select one, based on availability (2 credits)

  • Negotiations in Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management

Selective Courses - select one, based on availability (3 credits)

  • Executives in Supply Chain Management
  • SCM Research
  • Action Learning Project (ALP)

SAMPLE CURRICULUM (30 credits total are required for graduation)

Fall Semester Spring Semester
( 12-16 credits) (10-14 credits)
Fall Semester
(0-8 credits)

Individuals will work with a Program Advisor to register for courses and map out their academic plan.